Born on February 18, 1954, John Travolta turns 65 today. A unique star with a singular career, Travolta is a true Hollywood survivor. He first gained notice in the mid-1970s playing high-school students in Carrie and Welcome Back, Kotter, though already in his early 20s. Then came the two roles that defined his movie stardom: Saturday Night Fever (...

Un premio annuale per valorizzare e sostenere la creatività e il talento dei giovani artisti italiani residenti stabilmente all'estero. Ad istituirlo è il Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, con l'obiettivo di fornire uno strumento di visibilità e promuovere la collaborazione tra gli artisti italiani e la scena cultur...

La Pizzica is a popular dance characteristic of the territory of Puglia between Taranto and Salento Leccese. Until the beginning of 20thcentury, however, this dance was widespread throughout Puglia, with different names. In general, it is part of the large traditional family of the “Tarantelle”. Story of the Pizzica The word “Pizzica” appears for t...

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is one of the most gifted  singers of our time. A bel canto specialist, she’s given brilliant opera and recital performances throughout the Bay Area, with a special emphasis on the music of Donizetti and Rossini. This month, though, she returns to Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall with a Cal Performances program titled “Songpl...

Patrizio Buanne, an ambassador of Italian music, has a Valentine’s Day treat for audience members in the United States. The successful singer, who was born in Austria and grew up in his family’s native city of Naples, Italy, has planned a concert experience that will have significant others swaying to his crooning tunes and even dancing in the aisl...

About a decade ago, Anthony Rossomando, founder of the now-defunct Boston-based band The Damn Personals, was living in London and working as a musician when he met Grammy-winning producer Mark Ronson. The pair bonded while dancing in the pit at the Connecticut-founded band MGMT’s first London concert, and during a post-concert jam session at the ma...

"Atlantic City is home to me, as most of you know," said one of Jersey's favorite sons. Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, fresh off their big announcement (and Frankie's surprise appearance) that the musical Jersey Boys will be setting up shop from June 25 to July 21 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, had the near-capacity crowd at Etess Arena "Beggin'"...

The Mario Lanza Institute has an ongoing capital campaign fund for the new location for the Mario Lanza Museum and its office. They are reaching out to the fans of the great tenor around the world as well as to the community and residents of Philadelphia and to organizations and companies for donations to complete the necessary renovation so that t...

For the past eight years, Lena Prima and her band have been doing regular shows at the Monteleone’s Carousel Bar. For those in the know, it’s one of those special things you can only find in New Orleans: The daughter of music royalty doing a personalized take of classic songs, from her dad and elsewhere. Sometimes it’s a crowd of music fans and som...

The biggest contender for Best Original Song at the 2019 Oscars just added another plus to its list. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper‘s hit “Shallow” from A Star Is Born picked up the 2019 Grammy Award for best song written for visual media at this year’s ceremony. The Grammy goes to Gaga, along with cowriters Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew...